Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary and penguins parade full-day tour
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Puffing Billy, Moonlit Sanctuary and penguins parade full-day tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Tuesday and Thursday (all year round) and Saturday (Nov-April)
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 12 hours
Do this because
  • Ride through the rainforest on the historic Puffing Billy Steam Train
  • Enjoy a guided wildlife walk and meet many species of native Australian animals
  • Visit Point Grant and marvel at the spectacular panoramic views of The Nobbies and Seal Rocks
  • Watch hundreds of little blue penguins emerge from the surf and pass right before your eyes
  • Visit Brighton Beach Boxes
What to expect

Depart Melbourne and travel eastwards to the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges where you’ll step back in time with a memorable journey on the historic Puffing Billy Steam Train. Maintained in mint condition by dedicated volunteers, the century-old steam train still runs on its own mountain track between Belgrave and Gembrook, through the heart of the delightful Sherbrooke Forest.

Alighting from the train, you will travel onwards to the multi-award winning Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Here, you will enjoy a guided wildlife walk where you will have the opportunity to meet many species of native Australian animals. Learn about iconic species such as kangaroos, koalas, emus, and wallabies, as well as some of your lesser-known favorites including quolls, owls, bandicoots, and Tasmanian devils.

Arriving on Phillip Island, you will visit Point Grant from where you can take in spectacular panoramic views of The Nobbies and Seal Rocks while strolling the coastal boardwalks. Then it's to the main event, where just after dark every night the world’s smallest penguins waddle ashore after spending the day fishing out at sea. You’ll be truly enchanted as the stars of the show emerge from the surf and pass right before your eyes on their journey back to their homes.

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What's included
  • All park entrance fees
  • Entry and guided tour of Moonlit Sanctuary
  • Entry to Penguin Parade
  • One way journey on Puffing Billy
  • Return transfers in air-conditioned comfort
  • Complimentary onboard Wi-Fi
  • Friendly and informative tour guide
  • Free translation app with 16 languages available
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Meals unless otherwise indicated
Reduced price
  • Children (0-15 years)

Where

Pick-up from selected Melbourne inner-city hotels

Meeting point:

During booking, you will be asked to provide your pick-up address. Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator whose contact information can be found in the voucher after booking.

What to remember
  • As our tours operate in small touring vehicles, there is no storage space for baby strollers or other large items. Please limit your luggage to a 5kg soft bag
  • Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with our local partner at least 48 hours before departure. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking
  • Please confirm if an infant restraint or child booster seat is required for your child to the local operator
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When
  • Tuesday and Thursday (all year round) and Saturday (Nov-April)
  • Pick-up between 7.00am and 8.00am
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Provider
Go West Tours
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins. If you cancel up to 1 day before, you can still receive a 50 % refund.

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